IIM Ahmedabad partners with Tata Trusts to host ‘The Red Brick Summit’


The event is a management symposium for the future leaders of India.

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad is going to host its flagship symposium—The Red Brick Summit (TRBS). The institute, in partnership with the industry bigwigs is organising the event to provide a professional career experience to the students and participants.

TRBS is set to start on September 29, 2017 and will run for four days. IIM Ahemdabad has amalgamated its fests— Insight, Confluence, Amaethon and ConneXions— for this event.

Giving his views on the association, Prabhat Pani, head-partnerships and technology platforms, Tata Trusts, said that “Tata Trusts believes in catalysing transformational change with a focus on sustainable development through innovation. Through our association with TRBS, we aim to inculcate in young minds, a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship directed towards the development sector. Our association will be in various forms providing young entrepreneurs an opportunity to convert their ideas into reality.”

Tata Trusts will also lead an initiative to recognise and award individuals making a tangible social impact. The individuals who have made an impact on the healthcare domain at the grassroot level will be given TRBS Social Impact Award. Anyone can apply for this award through the TRBS website.

The Tata Trusts will help IIM Ahmedabad to organise its first-ever Innovation Playground initiative to be held during the event. The idea is to create a platform for future business leaders to embark on the journey of turning innovative ideas into feasible and sustainable businesses. Students from leading B-schools are invited to pitch their plans to convert the product ideas into a business reality. The ideas will be evaluated by industry experts.

Tata Trusts will conduct a workshop on sustainable social startups during the event. The workshop will focus on CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and CSV (Creating Shared Value) activities of the private sector, so as to bring mutually beneficial ecosystem for both the firm and the societal stakeholders.

Prof. Errol D’Souza, director-in-charge, IIM Ahmedabad, said that “We at IIMA are honoured to partner with Tata Trusts with whom we have had a long standing relationship. Their commitment to transforming the social sector, where they have established practices of sustainability has always been a beacon that has influenced us.”

Speaking about the event, the coordinators said that “The team at TRBS has worked hard to stitch together a management symposium for the future leaders of the country. Our partnership with Tata Trusts reinforces our efforts to build a transformational symposium, one to be known for its quality content and wide reach. We are proud to be associated with them in our first year itself.”

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